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Rucci Handmade Electronic Instruments Touch Synthesizer

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This handmade synthesizer is played by bridging the contact points. There are 15 contact points, each of which plays a higher pitch. It is monophonic and will sound the highest pitch being played and 2 effect points.

There is controllable LFO that is activated by pressing the far left contact point and is fed to the square-wave oscillator producing quick modulation, or an almost distorted throaty sound. In addition to LFO speed there is a low pass filter and volume control. Also the far right contact point will create some interesting effects, responding well to light touches that can zap the frequency well out of audible range.

The contact strip is sensitive to pressure and even the resistance of a particular player’s skin. For example someone with sweaty hands will produce a higher frequency. Please note with excess sweat on the contact points you will find a slight decay, however it’s quirks are easily learned and tamable.

It has a mono 1/4″ output and is powered by an included 9volt battery. There is a small on off switch on the underside but it can be reached easily. The copper finish will have an aged look especially after being played a bit.

Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Subtractive
Oscillators: 1
Waveforms: Square
Osc Modulation: LFO
Oscillator Notes:
+ 15 Keyboard contact points.
Filters: 1
Types: Low Pass
LFO: 1
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 1
Tuning: Atonal, Standard
Modes: Mono
Patches RAM: 1
Case: Desktop
Case Details: +15 Contact Point copper keyboard
Keyboard: Touch Plates, Metal
Controls: Knobs
Display Type: LED
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
Audio Output Count: 1
Power: 9 volt
Year Released: 2013

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.handmadeelectronicinstruments.com
Retail Street Price: $45 - convert

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